Sober-tober?

Happy October! Whilst it may now be officially Autumn, I’m holding out hope that this fantastic weather will last. The days still feel long, there isn’t a need to carry more than one layer and I haven’t yet been taking an umbrella. Long may it last! October is a bit of a nothing month –…

Brush your teeth, for heart’s sake!

Did you know that brushing your teeth is important for heart health? Or that you need to tell your dentist about your medications in case they need to change your treatment plan? Strong, healthy teeth aren’t just important so that you don’t walk around with stinky breath (no one wants the nickname fox breath). You…

Thyroid not happy? Then your heart definitely won’t be either!

Do you know where your thyroid gland is and why it’s so important? Perhaps you’ve been told you have a thyroid problem but have been taking the same medications for it for years and don’t really feel any better? Here’s what you need to know about the thyroid and how to keep it healthy to…

Tumeric – is it worth a try of the ‘golden spice’?

What can tumeric help with? As it turns out, the question should be what does it NOT help with? Tumeric has been hailed a ‘super-spice’ for many centuries and is now seen in a local health food store near you. So should you be taking it? I went in search of more information to give…

Healthy Hearties in Surrey this April

Thank you so much for those who came to the April Healthy Hearties meeting. It was great to see so many and we had a lot of new faces this month which was great to see. The Healthy Hearties Surrey Group meets once per month at St Paul’s Church, East Molesey. We talk about all…

Medications getting in the way of weight loss?

How frustrating is it when you are doing everything ‘right’ but still not losing weight? Annoying right? Just when you think you’ve been dealt all the rubbish blows you can handle, there comes another – love handles. There may be a few reasons for this – prolonged hospital stays and recovery periods mean less exercise….

Keeping your cool in the heat if you’re a Heartie

When the temperature rises, your heart has to beat faster and work harder to pump blood to the surface of your skin to assist with sweating to cool your body. This happens through dilation of the small blood vessels (or arteries) close to the surface of the skin). This can cause a drop in blood…

Magnesium – why all the fuss (and should you be taking it)?

You’ve probably heard of magnesium. You may even be taking it. Or at least thought about taking it. So what is so good about it, why all the fuss (aka is it all just a load of hype) and should you be taking it? In short, Magnesium is one mineral that ‘most’ of the population…